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Staff Accountant

Bellwether Community Credit Union (BCCU)
Manchester, NH
Full-time - Non-Exempt


BCCU is seeking an outgoing and energetic Finance professional with a proven track record of success to join our team. For over 97 years, we've made New Hampshire our home and have provided thoughtful guidance and customized solutions to help our members, As one of the "Best Places to Work For" in New Hampshire, BCCU is a community based credit union with a strong commitment to "people helping people."

The Job

As the Staff Accountant, you will be responsible for all daily operational functions of the Finance Department and to ensure that the financial records of the credit union are completed in an accurate and timely fashion. In addition, the Staff Accountant will work closely with the AVP/Controller-Finance to complete the maintenance and preparation of financial and non-financial information for the Board of Directors and Senior Managers and for ensuring financial statements are in compliance with accounting regulations. The ideal candidate will update policies and procedures as necessary to ensure compliance with GAAP, Internal & External audits as well as all pertinent credit union regulations. This position will require a hands-on staff team leader that welcomes working with others as well as ensuring proper cross-training to ensure coverage in the event of an absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as the staff team leader, ensuring postings are done accurately by GL & Cost Center. Works with the staff on resolving outstanding items in a timely manner.
  • Lead the daily operational functions of the Finance Department, general ledger and cash reconciliations, Fannie Mae secondary market reporting, Mortgage and Business Loan Accounting, accounts payable and corporate check exceptions. Ensure proper cross-training is completed to ensure coverage due to absences or vacancies.
  • Responsible for administering accruals, prepaids, fixed assets and maintaining the accuracy of the G/L. Responsible for administering and monitoring of FASB which includes early payoffs of Indirect Loans and invoicing dealers for reimbursement of dealer fees.
  • Assist in administering month end closings and monthly reporting to be provided to the Board and Senior Management.
  • Assist in the tracking and maintenance of the Credit Union's investment portfolio. Duties to include the recording of purchases, maturities, premium/discount accretion, interest accruals, interest payments and market values.
  • Complete the quarterly FR2900 and 5300 report accurately and by prescribed deadline.
  • In cooperation with the AVP of Finance/Controller, prepare additional financial reports and perform special projects as needed.
  • Understand and comply with all BSA Regulations.


  • Bachelor's degree is desirable, preferably in accounting or finance, with at least three years' experience in an accounting or finance department.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FASB, GAAP and other accounting standards and compliance requirements.
  • Strong computer skills; including Microsoft Office products and accounting program software.
  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting and month-end closing. Experience working in a financial institution setting preferred.
  • Intermediate mathematical skills required (calculations and concepts involving decimals, percentages, fractions, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects, balance many projects and tasks and to change priorities in response to changing needs, motivated and able to create and maintain a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills necessary for communicating information to Credit Union staff and external resources.

Work Environment

As part of the Bellwether Family, you'll experience our commitment to your personal and professional success through our "Best Places" culture, training opportunities, competitive salary and above average benefits package.

How to Apply

Interested in joining our team? Please submit your resume to:


Bellwether Community Credit Union
Attn: AVP/Administration
425 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH  03104

BCCU is an equal opportunity employer

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